A Question on the Quality of Surly Bikes: Is It Worth It?
I'm looking into buying a Surly as a 2nd bike (1st is gravel). I'd like to be able to take it on rocky, muddy and sandy terrain, while still being decent on tar. But the real consideration is that the parts be durable and repairable for crossing Africa (I may even turn it into a world trip). What advice do you have for parts given the above? I'm thinking of wider tyres without suspension, but not sure how wide to go. Jones bar? What drivetrain? I've heard of Rohloff-like systems, but am concerned about repairs in remote areas. Anything else to consider?